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Ann Coulter: Do not underestimate the power of the incumbency.

Posted on 11/07/2012 2:46:30 PM PST by georgiegirl

Ann Coulter was just on Hannity's Radio show and said something interesting. That Obama's advantage was his incumbency and voters traditionally do not unseat an incumbent president, no matter what. (examples: Clinton and W Bush). Reagan was the only Republican able to unseat the incumbent Carter in a 100 years. Her ray of sunshine was that in the coming elections of 2014 and 2016, Republicans will have a much better chance with voters (I'm paraphrasing her)...


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1 posted on 11/07/2012 2:46:31 PM PST by georgiegirl
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To: georgiegirl
I need no advise from a RINO Chaser!

Ann has lots of love for Romney & Christie!

2 posted on 11/07/2012 2:48:49 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: georgiegirl

There was one thing that made Obama not like Carter and that was the end of OBL and Qadaffi. He was able to use that to show that he wasn’t incompetent.


3 posted on 11/07/2012 2:50:51 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: georgiegirl

This b!tch(Ann Coulter) needs to shut her pie hole!

I’m sick of rinos telling me what to do.

The next time she gets the urge to speak, someone needs to stick a hot link in her yap.


4 posted on 11/07/2012 2:50:59 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: georgiegirl
Ann has gone to the dark side!

Check this out.

COULTER: ROMNEY RAN 'MAGNIFICENT' CAMPAIGN; 'BETTER THAN REAGAN'

5 posted on 11/07/2012 2:51:00 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

She is correct. Getting rid of an incumbant is difficult. Remember Ford, In a two man race in 1976, with all of the problems, got 48.0% of the vote.


6 posted on 11/07/2012 2:51:45 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: georgiegirl
I heard Ann and she was spinning because her guy lost. She tried to say that W won and him and Republicans were not popular in 2004. Actually W was popular and GOP gained seats in Senate and House in that election. It was after 2004 and Katrina in 2005 and continue problems in Iraq that caused the 2006 election route by dems. Its true being an incumbent for Obama was an advantage mainly because of the hurricane response, but most incumbents don't have 8% unemployment and lousy economic news. She wouldn't agree with Sean that Country had changed.
7 posted on 11/07/2012 2:52:48 PM PST by jbwbubba
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To: georgiegirl

She’s exactly right. It was always an uphill battle and Christie and the storm lifted the muslim coward over the top.

I can’t count the number of times the Repubs have been declared “dead and buried”.

Too many whiners on this site right now. Reminds me of an ex-wifes club or something.

Hey whiners and doom and gloomers, shut the hell up will ya?

FROM: An old man who’s most likely seen lots more than you have.


8 posted on 11/07/2012 2:52:58 PM PST by Reagan‹berAlles
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To: georgiegirl

Didn’t Bush Sr. also lose re-election?


9 posted on 11/07/2012 2:54:33 PM PST by softwarecreator
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To: georgiegirl

Coulter pushed her “chosen loser”, and now
tries to circumvent his meek, weak, campaign.


10 posted on 11/07/2012 2:54:50 PM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: georgiegirl

Yes, that is one more reason. He gets so much more exposure just by being president, not to mention all the use of taxpayer funds an amoral president has at his disposal for campaigning.

I think there were many reasons. Death by a thousand cuts. The app telling his supporters how to commit vote fraud, all the other vote fraud, the media bias, Crowley, Christie, the storm . . . many, many reasons, as we have seen if we are reading FR posts and replies. Perhaps even the high poll numbers for Romney right before they started falling, which may have energized the other side to vote in greater numbers.


11 posted on 11/07/2012 2:56:11 PM PST by firebrand
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To: georgiegirl

Not arguing it is difficult, but we had a wildly unpopular president with low numbers, unpopular signature legislation, and a terrible economic situation. A year ago, we started letting him off the mat. This year, we let him repaint an imaginary recovery despite the fact that the situation has been worsening. Last year better than this. Numbers trending worse each month of the spring and summer. We didn’t show this to the American people, while he was running display ads all over the internet showing the job turnaround.

Our side needs to play ball 365 days a year. We never learn. It is even more important for our side to do it than theirs, as we don’t have the media juggernaut.


12 posted on 11/07/2012 2:56:25 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: Perdogg

I also read an article this morning which stated that many political historians believe that if it were not for the hostage crisis, which a very liberal Walter Cronkite mentioned EVERY SINGLE NIGHT as he signed off the nightly news, Carter would have won a second term. Even the last polls taken in late Oct of 1980 showed him several points ahead of Reagan.

Slick Willie was re-elected shortly after the BJ incident.

So yes, there is truth in that statement.


13 posted on 11/07/2012 2:57:22 PM PST by a real Sheila (RYAN/romney 2012)
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To: georgiegirl

By my count— FDR, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, and Clinton each unseated a one termer. I get fuzzy on who was in office prior to the 1930’s


14 posted on 11/07/2012 2:57:43 PM PST by BluntRM
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To: georgiegirl
“Her ray of sunshine was that in the coming elections of 2014 and 2016, Republicans will have a much better chance with voters...”

I have voted for an ersatz candidate for the last time. I vote my Christian Conscience from here on out.

15 posted on 11/07/2012 2:58:16 PM PST by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: ilgipper

should have said ‘Not arguing it isn’t difficult’ in my post above.


16 posted on 11/07/2012 3:00:30 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: georgiegirl

She’s full of carpola. Like Rush says its hard to beat Santa Claus. By 2016 we will likely be in a full blown economic meltdown and it will be everyman for himself. Lets see how the useless eater Obama supporters handle that scenario. Santa Claus will have blown the coop.


17 posted on 11/07/2012 3:00:49 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

I hope u r right...I am down today but I know that will pass....what I am not sure of is a bright future for America.


18 posted on 11/07/2012 3:00:52 PM PST by yellowdoghunter
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To: georgiegirl

Ann, you stupid slattern... Time for you to shut your pie-hole for a while.


19 posted on 11/07/2012 3:01:01 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: georgiegirl
I'm surprised Ann didn't pass out from hyperventilation.

She couldn't decide whether to blame Kennedy's immigration act or conservative 'purists' for last night's loss (the first pundit to blame the victim, which we knew was coming).

20 posted on 11/07/2012 3:01:08 PM PST by skeeter
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To: georgiegirl

The conservatives do not have a chance until a strategy is devised to neutralize the prostitutes in the media.We have to get the truth in front of the great unwashed masses or we will forever be playing a game of catch up.. If I had a spare Billion laying around I would start a network that would be provided FREE on the televison channels (and satellite) that would provide the unvarnished truth. Tall order I know but otherwise just too steep a hill to climb...


21 posted on 11/07/2012 3:02:12 PM PST by contrarian (AmeriKa this is just SO WRONG)
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To: TexasCajun

AC is a phony - a RINO-lovin’ fool.

At the end, she stated “no woman candidates for 2016” - obviously a reference to Sarah.

AC and her RINO-ettes are why we have been losing!!!!


22 posted on 11/07/2012 3:02:12 PM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: softwarecreator
Yes, the last three incumbrnts who lost, Ford, Carter, and Bush, had serious challengers in the primaries and two of them Carter and Bush, had a serious third party candidate.
23 posted on 11/07/2012 3:02:41 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: georgiegirl

Tell her to stick a fork in her...she’s done!


24 posted on 11/07/2012 3:03:35 PM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: TexasCajun

Thank you! She and Ingraham have been screaming for years how Mitt would be a great president and they all went out of their way to marginalize Palin. Come to find out, 14 million fewer people voted yesterday than in 2008! Idiots!


25 posted on 11/07/2012 3:05:37 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: softwarecreator
Didn’t Bush Sr. also lose re-election?

True. Democrats were able to unseat GHWB, Gerald Ford, Hoover, Taft.

But Republicans were only able to take out Carter (You can go back further and talk about Harrison and Cleveland and Martin Van Buren, if you want, as well as Presidents who failed to win their party's nomination for a second term).

Ross Perot's independent campaign had a lot to do with GHWB's defeat. There's a lot of debate about whether Bush Sr. would or wouldn't have lost in a 2-candidate race.

26 posted on 11/07/2012 3:07:29 PM PST by x
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To: BluntRM

Humphrey was an incumbent Vice President not a President. Wilson unseated Taft in 1912 because of third and fourth party Roosevelt and Eugene Debs.

The last three incumbents who lost, Ford, Carter, and Bush, had serious challengers in the primaries and two of them Carter and Bush, had a serious third party candidate.


27 posted on 11/07/2012 3:07:31 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: georgiegirl

I guess Ann didn’t know that Obama was an incumbent when she predicted a big win for Romney.


28 posted on 11/07/2012 3:08:30 PM PST by brightright
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To: rabidralph

“Come to find out, 14 million fewer people voted yesterday than in 2008! Idiots!”

Hope they enjoy 4+ more years of Obama!


29 posted on 11/07/2012 3:09:16 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: contrarian

Now yur talkin!


30 posted on 11/07/2012 3:09:41 PM PST by notaliberal (We are all communist's now!)
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To: georgiegirl

She’s no different then the rest of them...attempting to remain relevant so that the gullible buy her books and keep her in the money.


31 posted on 11/07/2012 3:10:07 PM PST by CASchack
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To: georgiegirl

True. Unless you have 8% unemployment.


32 posted on 11/07/2012 3:10:23 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: x

I believe had it not been for Perot, GHWB would have won.


33 posted on 11/07/2012 3:10:36 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: georgiegirl

Coulter? pffftttt...


34 posted on 11/07/2012 3:11:32 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: brightright

“I guess Ann didn’t know that Obama was an incumbent when she predicted a big win for Romney.”

yeah but she also said if we didn’t get Christie, we’d get Romney and lose.


35 posted on 11/07/2012 3:11:42 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: BluntRM
>> FDR, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, and Clinton each unseated a one termer. <<

Nixon unseated no one. He won an open presidential race in 1968 after one-and-a-half termer LBJ announced his retirement.

36 posted on 11/07/2012 3:12:02 PM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: georgiegirl
I used to like Ann Coulter. I never thought she sucked at the RINO teat until she expressed such love for Christie and Mitt.

GoodBye Ann. You are irrevelant.

37 posted on 11/07/2012 3:13:15 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Perdogg

That is exactly right.

We will bounce back, I’m certain of that. Pendulums swing and this cycle of leftward swing will soon end. Do not despair.

Also I get a bit tired of the changing demographic excuse. Is it a concern right now? YES, but our message will get rehoned and the GOP of 2014 & beyond will capture more women and minorities. In 2004 W was able to get 44% of the Hispanic vote! In 2012 it would have resulted in a landslide win for us. An old, rich, white, Morman had huge barriers to overcome with most minority groups especially running against a ‘cool’, ‘black’, incumbant that had a message taylored especially for them.

Be strong!


38 posted on 11/07/2012 3:15:06 PM PST by tatown (Obama was right, it was a 'one term proposition')
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To: georgiegirl

Ann , I don’t need this whiff on a kick save for your man Mitt.

Not today.


39 posted on 11/07/2012 3:15:40 PM PST by Cyman
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To: Perdogg
It's a tough call. Some analysts have said that Clinton was the second choice of enough Perot voters to assume that Clinton would have won without Perot in the race -- the economy was bad and there was much dissatisfaction with Bush.

The other side of the coin, though, is that Perot's hammering Bush really helped Clinton. Without Perot in the race, voters would have felt more positively about Bush, and enough people who'd voted for Bush in 1988, would have voted for him again in 1992 to reelect him.

40 posted on 11/07/2012 3:15:59 PM PST by x
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To: georgiegirl

Levin is shaving Ann’s arse right now. LOL


41 posted on 11/07/2012 3:21:03 PM PST by skeeter
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To: georgiegirl
I think Ann has a point, but the bigger reason is -
Rino Dole
Rino McCain
Rino Romney

Sorry Ann, the proof is the track record! If the STUPID party is going to foist a rino on itself every election then at the very least the dumbass candidate should run like a conservative. Obama, with the economy in the state it's in and Obamacare alone should have given Romney the victory! Romney lost because he didn't show enough different in his policies opposed to Obama's.

Gingrinch would have won! I denounce my republican affiliation today! FU GOP/RNC!

42 posted on 11/07/2012 3:21:03 PM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: georgiegirl

Shut up Ann. I think we’ve all heard enough from you!


43 posted on 11/07/2012 3:24:01 PM PST by MarketR
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To: contrarian

As I speak, Mark Levin is eviscerating, in his words, frauds who attack conservatives and label them as “purists.”

I should have known he was talking about Coulter. The hair bleach fumes are messing with her brain.


44 posted on 11/07/2012 3:24:41 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (The idiocracy has come home to roost. God help us.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Should have been as I “type”


45 posted on 11/07/2012 3:25:18 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (The idiocracy has come home to roost. God help us.)
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To: CASchack
If you didn't buy Mugged, you're missing a great read. We got mugged with both Obama elections.
46 posted on 11/07/2012 3:27:46 PM PST by firebrand
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To: georgiegirl

I’m so sick of hearing, incumbency, Christie, Sandy,Conservatism,.

2008 Obama 69,498 McCain 59,948

2012 Obama 60,390 Romney 57,588

Please explain; the “incumbent” received 9 million less votes
Romney 2 1/2 million less voters than McCain

Sorry people it had nothing to do with Obama, it was what the likes of Coulter believe is a good candidate
With the power of incumbency Obama receive 300,000 more than the pitiful McCain. Romney couldn’t even come close.
GOP Enthusiasm gap? Pathetic


47 posted on 11/07/2012 3:32:01 PM PST by Joshua
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To: firebrand
If you didn't buy Mugged, you're missing a great read. We got mugged with both Obama elections.

Her shameless shilling for Romney in the primary and attacking Newt turned me away from anything she has to offer.

48 posted on 11/07/2012 3:32:18 PM PST by CASchack
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To: georgiegirl

I’m so sick of hearing, incumbency, Christie, Sandy,Conservatism,.

2008 Obama 69,498 McCain 59,948

2012 Obama 60,390 Romney 57,588

Please explain; the “incumbent” received 9 million less votes
Romney 2 1/2 million less voters than McCain

Sorry people it had nothing to do with Obama, it was what the likes of Coulter believe is a good candidate
With the power of incumbency Obama receive 300,000 more than the pitiful McCain. Romney couldn’t even come close.
GOP Enthusiasm gap? Pathetic


49 posted on 11/07/2012 3:32:27 PM PST by Joshua
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To: tatown

I am tired.


50 posted on 11/07/2012 3:36:46 PM PST by Perdogg
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